By Bill Copeland on February 22, 2017
The Oracle is a four piece progressive funk-rock instrumental band in which three out of four members are gear heads with endorsements from manufacturers of fine musical instruments. So, we know before we listen to their #SUF album that they will be playing some cool, intricate music with an emphasis on quality sound. This nine […]
By Bill Copeland on February 21, 2017
Shun Ng And The Shunettes can make it look easy to put on an impressive show of acoustic guitar virtuosity and complex vocal arrangements. Performing in the Onstage series at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts last Saturday night, Ng and his Shunettes received a few standing ovations before keeping their audience in a further […]
By Bill Copeland on February 12, 2017
Frank Viele’s latest CD Fall Your Way is loaded with hard charging, rootsie rock and roll. Few can belt a rocker like Viele can and few can match his pure emotional honesty heard in his mellower tunes. This Connecticut icon will surely go far with this Vic Steffens produced album. Opening track “Broken Love Song” […]
By Bill Copeland on February 9, 2017
Acoustic guitar virtuoso and vocalist Shun Ng has done well for himself since he arrived in Boston, Massachusetts a few years ago. Born in Chicago, raised and educated in Singapore, Ng has received awards and nominations, worked with industry big names, and created a massive following. Many in the New England music scene discovered him […]
By Bill Copeland on February 1, 2017
Have you ever gotten the feeling that something big was about to happen in the music scene? Well, you should get that feeling now. Anna Madsen is about to drop a full length CD, and it’s certain to make splash throughout New England. Her Whisper album is loaded with many fine touches in each savory rock-electronica match […]
By Bill Copeland on January 30, 2017
Sometimes an artist comes out of nowhere, burns like Roman candle, and sets the music scene alight. Boston’s Julie Rhodes is one such artist. She is on a roll. Her debut CD continues to rack up rave reviews and her live shows are drawing crowds. After one year in the music business, she snagged a […]
By Bill Copeland on January 23, 2017
The Boxcar Lilies have become a staple of the Americana and folk music scene after years of recording and touring. With new member Susan Cattaneo rounding out the trio, their lead vocals, harmonies, and melodies are as strong as they’ve ever been. Appearing at the OnStage series at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford, Massachusetts last Saturday night, they gave an appreciative audience a fine sample of their musical gifts.
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By Bill Copeland on January 21, 2017
Chris Fitz recently released his Basement Musings CD to pay homage to all of the personal home recordings made by many of the great recording artists. Like the great men who have gone before him, Fitz has come up with a collection of some of his best reworked songs that many of us were not already familiar with. There’s a cool, breezy atmosphere to some of these tunes while others have a bucking blues driven beat with plenty of flare. Regardless of whether these tracks are culled from previous studio outtakes or that Fitz plays all of the instruments himself, his Basement Musings is one fine bundle of good songs.
Posted in CD Reviews
By Bill Copeland on January 18, 2017
Jane Ross Fallon’s latest CD Songs On Purpose are a gathering of fine folk tunes imbued with as much emotion as message. Fallon lets it be known where her sympathies lie. Her 11 track album is accompanied by a book titled Beyond Reason: Songwriting On Purpose that explains a lot about the songwriting process that Fallon employed to get these songs written and recorded.
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By Bill Copeland on January 14, 2017
Walpole guitarist Steve Marchena recently received an endorsement from Ortega Guitars. Marchena, plays four to five theater runs a year, freelances a lot, and works on various projects with Berklee Professor and ace guitarist Jon Finn. http://ortegaguitars.com/artists/#filter=country%255B%255D%3D840&sorting=&dir=
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